Coach Richard Shelko was born on March 18, 1939 in Clinton Iowa and was raised by Marvin and Dorothy Shelko. He graduated from Northern Iowa University with a bachelors in physical education and earned a masters at Humboldt State University.
He was a successful football coach and worked at the high school and collegiate level. He retired in 2002 and spent his time traveling the world and spending time at his favorite spot, Lake Almanor. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Shelko, his two daughters Tami and Kim, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He had a passion for the game of football, the men that played the game and was extremely proud of his grandson and quarterback, Tanner East-Shelko.
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